Free-agent cornerback Dunta Robinson has agreed to a six-year deal with the Falcons, giving him the long-term security he declined in Houston and providing Atlanta the much-needed secondary help it needs.
Robinson, who spent six seasons with the Texans, will sign the deal over the weekend, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
The Falcons, who ranked 28th in pass defense in 2009, targeted Robinson awhile ago and seized the opportunity to nab the best cornerback in free agency. Atlanta’s smallish corners were targeted last season and Robinson adds size and better coverage ability than any defensive back on the roster.
Robinson’s arrival could signal the departure of cornerback Chris Houston, who is not regarded as highly as in-house corners Chris Owens and Brent Grimes.